17 Best Camping Chairs For Heavy People (400 – 800 Lb Capacity)


Here you have my list with the best camping chairs for heavy people, all very strong folding chairs with 400 – 800 lb (181 – 363 kg) capacity.

Best Camping Chairs For Heavy People


Folding camping chairs currently on the market are typically with a weight capacity of around 300 lb (136 kg) or so. This may be good enough for most of the users but clearly, this cannot be strong enough for some heavy and large people. This is why I have decided to present this list with extra strong chairs with the capacity range mentioned above.

So why the upper limit of 800 lb? This is simply because this is the upper limit available. I have not seen any chair on the market with a bigger capacity.

How about the lover 400 lb limit? Well, there is no particular reason except that I wanted to show a very exclusive group so this is well above the typical capacity mentioned above. If you need something with a lower capacity, please check my list with folding camping chairs.


Heavy-duty camping chairs for heavy people – my list

So here is my list of chairs ordered by the capacity, from lower to higher:

 


1. Kijaro XXL Dual Lock Oversized Chair

Kijaro XXL Dual Lock Oversized Chair.
Kijaro XXL Dual Lock Oversized Chair

The capacity of this Kijaro XXL chair is 400 lb (181 kg) so it is on the opening position here in the list. As for the weight, it is quite typical for such a type, it weighs 12.4 lb (5.62 kg).

This is a very popular chair and for all good reasons. The design is so elegant and with mesh sections, there is no padding here. The letters XXL in the name tell you this is a large and comfortable chair. It has an efficient locking mechanism, just a press-button, hence the words Dual Lock in the name. With this, it remains locked both when it is unfolded and when it is folded.

Note that it has an extra strap on the back to carry it attached to the shoulder even without its carry bag. You also have a storage pouch and two cup holders. This is an incredibly popular chair with more than 660 reports on Amazon alone.

Read my review.


2. Pacific Pass Camping Chair

Pacific Pass Camping Chair Heavy Duty
Pacific Pass Camping Chair.

This beautifully designed Pacific Pass Camping Chair is here because of its 400 lb (181 kg) capacity. As you realize from the picture it really looks like a heavy-duty chair and is also fully padded. Even its solid armrests are padded.

This is a folding design so the chair is easy to use. A carry bag is included, and you also have a bottle/cup holder and a storage pouch. The chair is very affordable.

Read my Pacific Pass Camping Chair review.


3. Prime Time Outdoor Giant Kingpin Folding Chair

Prime Time Outdoor Giant Kingpin Folding Chair.
Prime Time Outdoor Giant Kingpin Folding Chair.

I guess I should first stress that the picture above is not photoshopped. This is the real size of the chair.

So it is here because of its capacity which is 400 lb (181 kg). This should be good enough to support two people, and the dimensions are such that this is possible. The chair measures 67 x 37.5 x 58 inches (170 x 95 x 147 cm).

This is a steel construction with a cooler, 6 cup holder, and a stuff sack included. It is a bit heavy, it weighs 21 lb (9.5 kg) but this should not be surprising in view of its dimensions. Please follow the link for more.

Read my Prime Time Outdoor Giant Kingpin Folding Chair review.


4. ALPS Mountaineering Camp Chair

ALPS Mountaineering Camp Chair.
ALPS Mountaineering Camp Chair.

The capacity of this Alps Mountaineering Camp Chair is impressive 425 lb (193 kg) and the weight is quite good 10.5 lb (4.76 kg).

Note that this is a rare example here in the list with solid armrests. This may be helpful and useful for elderly people. But because of this, it remains quite large when you fold it like a book.

It may be low if you are a particularly tall person, the seat is at 17 inches (43 cm) above the ground. This is why having such solid armrests is good because getting in and out of the chair is easy. Observe that you have a padding on the seat and on the back.

The chair comes with a bonus cup holder shown in the picture. Please follow the link for more.

Read my review.


5. Bushtec Adventure Oversized Camping Chair Charlie 440

Bushtec Adventure Oversized Camping Chair Charlie 440
Bushtec Adventure Oversized Camping Chair Charlie 440.

This Bushtec Adventure Oversized Camping Chair Charlie 440 is here because of its strong construction and the weight capacity that is mentioned in its name already, this is 440 lb (200 kg).

So this is an impressive chair from a reliable brand, folding camping chair suitable for very heavy people. It comes with a great carry bag and an incredible price.

You have cup holders, armrests, a side pocket, and it is padded as well, so I have added it to my list of best padded camping chairs. Note that its backrest is high so it offers a great headrest, this is why it is also in my separate list of chairs with headrest.

Read my Bushtec Adventure Oversized Camping Chair Charlie 440 review.


6. ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair

ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair
ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair.

This ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair comes with a strong steel frame so its incredible weight capacity of 450 lb (204 kg) is not surprising

The size is also such that it is suitable for tall and heavy users. This is an easy to use folding design, and the chair comes with a cooler and storage elements. This is why I have added it also to my list of chairs with a cooler.

You have soft armrests here and the chair is padded. It comes with a carry bag. It weighs 13.2 lb (6 kg) and the price is great.

Read my ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair review.


7. Guide Gear Oversized Club Camp Chair

Guide Gear Oversized Club Camp Chair.
Guide Gear Oversized Club Camp Chair.

This Guide Gear chair is here because of its 500 lb (227 kg) weight capacity. But this is also a nicely designed and plush chair and you can realize this from the picture above.

This is a steel structure with support bars and the fabric is very durable 600D polyester with a PU coating. You have a storage system on the side for small items and a cup.

The weight is 13.12 lb (6 kg) and the packed size is 42.1 x 12.6 x 11 inches (107 x 32 x 28 cm). The dimensions are very good (W x D x H) 34 x 25 x 37 inches (86 x 64 x 94 cm).

Read my Guide Gear Oversized Club Camp Chair review.


8. Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair

Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair
Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair.

This Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair is here because of its huge weight capacity. It supports up to 500 lb (227 kg).

This is a folding design so there is no assembly, you simply open it up. A carry bag is included. It comes with a storage pouch, bottle holders, soft armrests, and padding. The weight is 12.6 lb (5.7 kg).

Read my Guide Gear Oversized King Camp Chair Review


9. Guide Gear Oversized Rocking Camp Chair

Guide Gear Oversized Rocking Camp Chair.
Guide Gear Oversized Rocking Camp Chair.

This chair is in the list because of its impressive 500 lb (227 kg) capacity, so it is strong enough even for the heaviest users.

But it comes with quite a number of some other features. This is a rocking chair as well and I have included it in my list of best rocking chairs. This is not all of course, the back section is very tall so you have a great headrest and yes I have included it also in my list of chairs with headrest.

You have solid armrests as well and a bonus cup holder. The chair is quite heavy, it weighs 17.5 lb (7.9 kg). Note also that this is a folding design so it remains quite large in two dimensions when you fold it for storage.

Read my Guide Gear Oversized Rocking Camp Chair review.


10. Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair

Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair.
Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair.

With its capacity of 600 lb (272 kg), this Coleman Big-N-Tall Quad Chair is remarkable even within this extraordinary group of chairs. The weight is typical for the chairs here, it weighs 9.9 lb (4.5 kg).

This is one of those that fold like an umbrella so the packed size is relatively small, and this is possible because of the soft armrests. The seat size is (W x D) 24 x 19 inches (61 x 48 cm), and its height is moderate, it is at 19 inches (48 cm) above the ground.

Such a capacity goes with a strong steel frame, and the fabric is with some padding. There are several bonuses that include a cup holder, a media pocket, and a smartphone sleeve.

Read my review.


11. Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair

Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair.
Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair.

This impressive chair is here because of its 600 lb (272 kg) capacity, but the letters XXL in the name tell you this is a huge chair. So indeed the dimensions are (W x D x H) 33 x 33 x 44 inches (84 x 84 x 112 cm).

This is also a rocker chair so I have included it in my list of best rocking camping chairs. The chair is also padded, and it comes with molded solid armrests. The backrest is high so the chair offers a headrest. This is why I have included it also in my list of chairs with headrest. Please follow the link to read more.

Read my Guide Gear Oversized XXL Rocking Camp Chair review.


12. Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner

Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner
Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner.

This Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner is huge and with an impressive 600 lb (272 kg) capacity, so this is why it is here in the list.

But it is packed with features, easy to use, and very reliable. You have a headrest here and it doubles also as a lumbar support if you want to use it that way. You also have a footrest, the chair is a recliner as well, and it is padded.

This is also what is called the zero gravity chair, designed for deep relaxation. The picture shows also that you have a folding side table. The chair is heavy with its 24.8 lb (11.2 kg) of weight.

Read my Timber Ridge Zero Gravity Chair Oversized Recliner Review


13. Timber Ridge XXL Director’s Chair Oversized

Timber Ridge XXL Director's Chair Oversized
Timber Ridge XXL Director’s Chair Oversized.

If you are curious about the word ‘oversized’ in the name of this Timber Ridge XXL Director’s Chair, this is about the seat width that measures 28 inches (71 cm).

But the chair is here because of its incredible capacity that is 600 lb (272 kg). This is a folding and easy-to-use chair with an integrated side table. It comes also with a phone pocket under the seat. It is a bit heavy with its 20.3 lb (9.2 kg) weight.

Read my TTimber Ridge XXL Director's Chair Review


14. ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair

ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair.
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Camping Chair.

Here is one of the chairs that represent the top of the top, one of the strongest chairs currently on the market with its 800 pounds (363 kg) capacity. Note that its dimensions are appropriate for such a capacity so if you are looking for camping chairs for large people this is one of them.

The chair is not lightweight, it weighs 12.5 lb (5.7 kg), but this is a strong steel structure so the weight is expected. You need a car for transportation in any case. From the picture you can see it is also completely padded.

The chair comes with several bonuses. So you have two cup holders and pouches on both sides, and it comes with a storage pocket on the back. Note that this popular chair has been on the market for a number of years already, and it has received more than 1100 reports by Amazon customers, so all is known about it, it has been tried and tested by users.

Read my review.


15. ALPS OutdoorZ King Kong Chair

ALPS OutdoorZ King Kong Chair.
ALPS OutdoorZ King Kong Chair.

This Alps Outdoors King Kong chair is with a similar name as the previous chair and also with the same features. So you have again 800 lb (363 kg) capacity and the weight is almost the same 13 lb (5.9 kg).

When packed it remains a bit long only in one dimension, its carry bag is of the size (L x D) 41 x 7 inches (104 x 18 cm). The armrests are soft and adjustable, you have straps on the back to regulate their position.

The chair comes with bonuses that include dual cup holders, dual storage pockets on the side, and a large pocket on the back.

Read my review.


16. Browning Camping Kodiak Chair

Browning Camping Kodiak Chair.
Browning Camping Kodiak Chair.

Perhaps you do not know but Browning Camping, Alps OutdoorZ, and Alps Mountaineering brands have the same owner. This is why you have very similar items here in the list. What they build is usually very reliable and the chair presented here is a great example.

So the capacity of this chair is also 800 lb (363 kg), and as I said above this is the maximum I have seen so far on the market.

This chair is built in the same style as the two chairs above, so it is a very durable folding type, and it comes with bonuses. You have an insulated cooler on one side, dual cup holders are available, a storage pouch is on the back, and it comes with a carry bag.

You probably want to see some numbers, so the weight is 13 lb (5.9 kg) and the dimensions (W x L x H) are 38 x 20 x 38 inches (97 x 51 x 97 cm).

Read my review.


17. LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair

LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair
LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair.

This LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair is what its name says. There is currently no other chair that would exceed its 1000 lb (454 kg) capacity. This would be pointless in any case, there would be no users needing such a capacity.

This is a folding structure with armrests, a cooler, a bottle holder, a storage pouch, and a back pocket. The chair weighs 15 lb (6.8 kg).

Read my LivingXL 1000-lb Capacity Heavy-Duty Portable Chair review.


How to choose & Editor’s Choice chair

So this was my current list with best camping chairs for heavy people. Many of them are with a similar structure, folding and with soft armrests. This type remains relatively large in one dimension only. The other type is with solid armrests and such chairs remain large in two dimensions when packed, but they become thin and you can store them in narrow spaces at home or in your trailer.

Other than that, this is just a matter of features and bonuses. So you might want to consider:

  • Padding: Not all of them are padded but if this is about summer camping perhaps you do not need this.
  • Storage pouches: This is always useful to have, the more the better.
  • Cup holders: This is surely a bonus.
  • Locking mechanisms. This extra bonus is rare, but it may be very useful to have.
  • Carry bag: This is good to store the chair and keep it clean from dust at home, and also to carry short distances.
  • Seat size: All of them are big, but there are differences so check the links in the text.
  • Seat height: This is important if you are particularly tall or particularly short.

Then there is the price as well, but all of these chairs are quite affordable and with reasonable prices for what they offer. In any case, just follow the links to see more and to check for the updated prices.

This list will be updated regularly and new models will be added, so bookmark this page and visit it from time to time.

Editor’s Choice

So this is one of the chairs from the list above:

Browning Camping Kodiak Chair
Browning Camping Kodiak Chair

Product Name: Browning Camping Kodiak Chair

Product Description: This Browning Camping Kodiak Chair is with the weight capacity of 800 lb and currently there are no chairs on the market with a greater capacity.

Brand: Browning Camping

  • Weight - 5/10
    5/10
  • Dimensions - 8.6/10
    8.6/10
  • Packed size - 5.5/10
    5.5/10
  • Capacity - 10/10
    10/10
  • Comfort - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Craftsmanship - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Price - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
8.3/10

Summary

Overall rating is Very Good:

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Great price.
  • Great patented design.
  • Carry bag.
  • Bonuses.

Cons

  • A bit heavy.
Sending
User Review
8.35/10 (276 votes)

Since you are looking for chairs for heavy people, perhaps you also need a cot with similar features? If so, please check my list of camping cots for heavy people.

Thank you for reading. Please use the comment box below in case of questions. Did I miss to add a good chair? If so, please let me know.


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27 thoughts on “17 Best Camping Chairs For Heavy People (400 – 800 Lb Capacity)”

  1. I’m a big guy, always looking to lessen my pack weight. When checking reviews, it’s important for me to have readily accessible packing weights available to help guide me. Thanks for your review. It’s a great start!

    1. Hi Rob, great to hear from you. If this is about carrying the chair in the pack, check also these backpacking chairs, they are ultralight but with less weight capacity, perhaps you might find something for you. I know how it is carrying a pack, just came from climbing in the Alps.

  2. Supposedly this chair’s seat is 25” and supports 600 lbs. I just ordered it, so fingers crossed the specs listed are accurate! If so, this is the widest seat w/the highest weight rating and solid armrests that I’ve come across.

    1. Hi Jen, you have chosen wisely this is a reliable chair. Please note that I have removed the link you gave, this is a bit against our policy.

  3. Hello! I am lookin for an outdoor chair that can be used on a patio that is tall and can support 500lbs for an elderly family member. Preferably easy for someone to get in and out of and one that isn’t foldable. Do you have any recommendations? Something that is roughly 28 inches wide and and 45 Inches high. Having a real hard time.

    1. Hi JT, I am afraid all the chairs in this site are folding or collapsible because they are for camping and similar activities. But you want a rigid chair. There are so many of them I would need more details about what you want, armrests, padding, wood or metal, headrest, such things. Please check these wood patio chairs as a start, they are strong and sturdy, but let me know some more details.

  4. Just bought a folding chair for my big guy at Academy for $39 (on sale). Made by Magellan Outdoors, Redwoods style. It is rated 500 lbs and has tension seating and hard arms for easy in and out. LOVE IT!! Extremely comfortable. Seat is fully padded and breathable mesh, extra tall for neck and back support.

    1. I know the chair, it looks great. They have several nicely built chairs. Pity they are not available at global sellers. Thank you for visiting the site.

  5. I am a big guy and need a chair as you have listed here however, I have bad knees and would love have a chair with a taller sitting surface. This way I am not having to put extra pressure on the arms of the chair to get up or having to get assistance to get out of it from sitting so low.

  6. Hi Jovo
    I’m a heavy disabled man looking for a chair with a high seat with a 400lb at least capacity.
    Also most chairs you advertise in uk are unavailable at mo, they want a lot of money to send them from the states.

    1. Hi Gar, it is best to go for those that have the highest weight capacity, and also choose some with good solid armrests this makes getting in and out easier. If you tell me more about the type (rocking or not, high backrest or not, and your body weight) perhaps I could say more.

      1. Hello, I am looking for a wide seat chair that will carry my weight (250 pounds) that has comfty arm rests and high neck rest, are you able to recommend one? Thank you I am based in the UK

        1. Hi Louise, I can recommend several of them, it is best that you check in my separate list of chairs with a headrest. Please scroll to the lower part of the list where you will find many of them with the features you need, i) solid armrest, ii) high backrest with a headrest, iii) wide seats.

        1. I feel you are disappointed with this, sorry, do not remember any chair which would be in the group of 400 – 800 lb capacity, at least with the declared capacity. This chair looks very strong though.

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